Full day Priorat wine tour from Barcelona (10 hours)
It was in 2007 after my first trip to the fascinating Priorat region when I definitely fell in love with all about the wine world.
The little curvy roads that join the 9 villages of this wine Origin Denomination offer spectacular views of the steep remote rocky hills full of vineyards and make really worth a ride to this ancient region. Its passionate wine makers ( mostly very small properties) explaining to you their history, their land, the importance of their special slate soil named “llicorella” that characterize the hardness of the wine making there, and their amazing intense, mineral red wines with such a fruit concentration will fascinate you.
In our Priorat wine tour from Barcelona our private driver and guide will pick you up in the morning and take you there. We will visit two of our favourite wineries and then make time for lunch
Priorat is located, in central southern Tarragona province, 145 km/ 90miles south from Barcelona city. And even if it needs two good hours to reach, if you are a wine lover wishing to discover amazing and unique wine territories, this is the opportunity to do it.
The distinctive slate-and-quartzite soil (locally called llicorella), an abundance of sunshine and an energetic group of young winemakers have earned the region of Priorat a reputation as one of Spain’s most innovative, while the area’s pristine natural beauty and long history make it a fascinating place to explore on a food and wine tour.
The orography is uneven and this means that the vine cultivation is difficult and costly.
“Priorat’s landscape lends itself to speculations of this kind. You’ve journeyed from some comfortable domestic familiarity; suddenly you find yourself in a wild, lonely chaos of hills, rocks, light and wind. The press of faces and physiques drain away; the roads fall silent; nature’s odours slide from the hills. Sun, moon and stars become actors in your life. The little villages seem almost vulnerable, clinging to their footholds, wherever a trickle of water can be found. The landscape has not gobbled them up yet – but you feel it could, and tracelessly” Andrew Jefford, English writer for Decanter wine magazine.
Its name, Priorat, as it is known in the Catalan language (Priorato in Castilian), is named after the priory established here in the hills above Tarragona by Carthusians who arrived from Provence in the 12th century.
Nowadays the old monastery is in ruins, although it is still a favorite destination for visitors to the area.
Experience a journey to nature, heroic viticulture and wines that many writers and collectors consider to be Spain´s most elite wines.
Price for this tour:
2 people : 1169 ( 584´5€ / person)
3 people: 1249€ ( 416€ / person)
4 people: 1329€ ( 332€/ person)
5 people : 1409€ ( 282€ / person)
6 people: 1489€ ( 248€ / person)
* For parties of 7 or more, request a new quote.
Tour duration: 10 hours.
✓private tour of two different boutique wineries , walking in their vineyards, visiting the cellar and enjoying tastings of 3 wines at each state .
✓–10 hours licensed private tour guide and certified sommelier with explanations about the wine region, wines styles and wineries we visit.
✓A delicious lunch in the second winery , it includes a three courses meal pairing each of them with a different wine of their state.
✓ 10 hours private chauffeured Mercedes Viano Minivan.
✓ Individual receiver devices with single-use headphones (although you can also use your own) to hear the guide´s explanations- she uses a transmitter- in order to keep you distance to stay safe.
✓Any items not listed above.
Tour´s Timing: 8am to 6PM this timing may change depending on the wineries hours availability.
Pick up / return: from the hotel or apartment address in Barcelona city.
** Keep in mind: